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WETA
Aug 21, 2009 8:30pm EDT
debate continues. >> why do you continue to support a nazi policy, as obama s expressed suppo this policy >> on wha planet do youpend most of ur time? >> also, afghans risked their lives to vote. as terrorist mbings escalate in iraq, thmaliki government chooses not to ask for arican lp. the nation lose t legendary newsmen, rertovak and don witt. >> the secret is to find people who could tell the sto better thanou can. captioneby the nation captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> i am looking for somebody who can tell me of theublic option inresident obama's health plan is still viab. decratic senator kent conrad says not in thsenate. >> look, the fact the matter that there are n the votes in the united states senate for the public option, they're never have been, so to continue to chase that rabbit i think it's just a wasted effort >> after sayinthat the rabbit woulprobably be taken o the table, health and hum servis secretarkathleen sebelius gave the little fellow a n lease on li. >> absolutely nothingas changed. continue to supporthe public option it. thatwill help lower cos and if
FOX News
Aug 19, 2009 3:00pm EDT
with an opposition that is hard and do it. remember, this is president obama's's big initiative, he does not want it to fail in the same way that the clinton white house did, it will be a big failure for them. whether there is a public option or not, i am guessing that they need something on health care -- that will be the message from the rest of the american culture. shepard: the left will not be happy over on their channel. over on that other channel it is made clear that the political left is not angry or mad, they are livid. they are screaming at the top of their lungs. you promised a public option, where is it? the truth is that there are not the votes for it, but there are not the votes for anything else either. >> that is where they are getting squeezed. they are adamant about that mean for a public option -- look at howard dean saying that without a public option, it is not real health care reform. they are getting squeezed in the middle. shepard: how can you tell? if they need a slogan -- "is the economy, stupid," one of the greatest in recent years -- what do they need? >> i cannot foc
WETA
Aug 7, 2009 8:30pm EDT
you what it is all about. its an extreme confusing subject. i am regularly cfused by it. obama -- maybe 's too late, but if there's er aime for the president to show leadership, is now, not just with thepublic, but with congress. >> he even self and hour in prime time in the press conference inwhich he deted almo exclusively to health care,nd he cannot elaint, as youaid. nobody understands exact what he is doing and ho-- the how >> there is no bi. they held the press conferenc with the thought that ere would be a bil they thoht that t senators were closer to comprome than they we. jus evan evan -- just on wt evan said, it is a time to be ronalreagan in making the case forcefully an simply, and lyndon johnson, in dealing with meers of congress one on one. thatis a test that he will either meet or fail. >> he isneither. he is certainly not ayndon johnsoarm twister. nobody calls them back >> he es not have a case because he does n have a plan. > charles krauthammer, n.d., has a plan. includes tort reform. t also includes the heth care benets tax. >> i believ in universal health i
FOX News
Aug 1, 2009 4:00am EDT
problems for president obama. . s. i'm 66 years old now, and i have back problems. i can't walk very far at all. i was really worried about coda and nalla. it really broke my heart that i couldn't take them for a long walk like i used to. so i called hoveround, and they suggested i might qualify for a power chair. and with medicare and my insurance, they said i'd pay little or nothing for it, and boy, were they right! as hoveround's medical director, i make sure we handle all of the paperwork efficiently to make things easy for you and your doctor. that's why over 100,000 physicians have already prescribed hoverounds for their patients. and with medicare and supplemental insurance, most of those patients paid little or nothing to get their hoveround. they said that hoveround is the only round power chair, so i could go where most other chairs couldn't. my hoveround is sure different. i'm able to turn around in the kitchen and get to my garden with absolutely no problem. well, the main thing with me is that it's american-made. and with hoveround, the people you buy it from are the people
FOX News
Aug 2, 2009 9:00pm EDT
in on the officer gates barack obama s ofo problem. it's what makes triscuit worth every bite. triscuit. weave some wonder. >> two-days and two lawyers to find out what it means. >> it's two complex for lawmakers to bother with but good enough to take care of life and death decisions. that's comforting. more "hannity in 90 seconds. >> there were high hopes today among democrats that a deal could be reached on healthcare but it now appears the house adjourned on friday without voting on the bill. which is good. price tag of the looming reformal lexic glick from the fox business network and former white house press secretary dana perino. first of all it's the democrats their own ranks fighting amongst themselves which is a good thing. >> they control every bit of washington and they have no one to blame but themselves. >> why am i convinced that pelosi, reed and the president have not given hup up. >> they haven't. >> and they are basically going to compromise. they are trying to rewrite this bill. right now they have come up with the idea of a quo op not a government option. >> no matter what i don'
FOX News
Aug 16, 2009 10:00pm EDT
than the victory. i think it's the greatest thing that happened to obama. s opposed to the powerful industry of the powerful ama of the powerful pharmaceutical industry all of which bought off by the white house. this is the american people's victory. what we ought to do now how about we deal with the problem. it's a problem that isn't that hard to solve. obama talks about how the problem we need consumer protection. you know what the best consumer protection in the universe is? ability to say i am tacking my business elsewhere. you can't do that because of government intervention on insurance companies. you want to screw the insurance companies make them compete. >> make them compete. i promise if you want to know what happens to a company that doesn't deal with wi well with s put in apple sucks on google you will get 17 million hits on all of the web sites. people complain they sta take t business to ibm takes their bess to bill gates away from jobs. if you want to screw the insurance companies make them compete with other he knows companies. >> kirsten powers i believe what hatc
HLN
Aug 22, 2009 5:00pm EDT
to reach out to muslims. in a video message, president obama said u.s. efforts to end the iraq war and isolate extremists in afghanistan and pakistan are aimed at building a more peaceful world. the president reiterated his support for a two-state solution for israelis and palestinians. >>. >> moving can take a toll on your back and on your bank account. clark howard deliver as tip to prepare you and your wallet for your next move. >> are you moving this summer? let me tell you about moving. you've got to be so careful. if you are moving state to state, there are lots of people out there who are really sleazy. there are also legitimate movers. first place you should go is moving.org. you go there and you'll be at the website of the freight association for real movers. that doesn't mean you are always going to get a great move, but it puts you in the direction of dealing with somebody legit. if you go a step further and only hire a certified mover, you are going to improve the chances that your move is going to be handled by somebody who treats you right. two other things you've got
CBS
Aug 22, 2009 7:30pm EDT
ago, candidate obama traveled to europe and said that he was not appearing as a candidate for u.s. president but as a fellow citizen of the world. mr. obama sees the world under his leadership as an active and interactive player as part of the international community. apparently the international community believes that we are and obama sees himself on center stage of that grade world amphitheater. the effect of this transformation is that america's popularity is now soaring. the percent of germans who viewed the u.s. favorably today is 64%, up 31% from 2008 poll. to the pugh, global the u.k., 69%, up from g last year. the french three-quarters, 75% of frenchmen now see america favorably versus 42% in 2008. so what is the big lever that has moved the seesaw of america's popularity so radically upward? acknowledgement of world citizenship? yes. but was it also this public apologetic admission by president obama? >> in america, there's a failure to appreciate europe's leading role in the world. instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2009 5:00pm EDT
me ask you about this fight and barack obama s this august going to be too tough for him? we have seen a man who is very good at politics. he got elected president of the united states, african-american. did he an almost perfect campaign. he beat the clintons. does he have the fighting skills to win against all the organizations on the right, the kato institute, dick army's army. >> people exaggerate their grassroots power. there's no doubt they have good power on op-ed pages and things like that. i think this august is crucial. i think obama is bleeding on health care. i think the blue dogs are going home. some of it may be orchestrated, but you can't get guys out to every single one of these meetings that outraged and that angry. this just doesn't have that kind of cloud. they can't get anybody out when it came to their amnesty bill. >> i have a strategy bill. could the right strategy for the president to get through this summer, because the unemployment rate is going to be horrendous again tomorrow, it will be horrendous for months and months, lower the temperature, get through
FOX News
Aug 3, 2009 6:00pm EDT
been made about bringing detainees from guantanomo bay to special facility inside the u.s. president obama ordered gitmo to be closed by january 22. the administration is looking at several sites including a military penitentiary at a soon to be closed state prison in michigan and ft. leavenworth, kansas. republican senator brownback of kansas anticipates bipartisan opposition. >> the leadership in the congress about what the leader options are, because it may have been a unanimous vote of the united states senate not to move the detainees unless you work with the local community. bret: we have new details tonight on what the u.s. commander in afghanistan will ask for later this month when he delivers his status report to the defense secretary. national security correspondent jennifer griffin reports it comes during a very difficult period for allied forces fighting the taliban. >> its was the deadliest month in afghanistan for u.s. troops since the start of the war. 74 nato troops killed in july. 43 of them were americans. all eyes now are on general stan mccrystal, who was given 60
ABC
Aug 5, 2009 6:00pm EDT
details on our top story tonight. president barack obama declared the u.s. government extraordinarily relieved over the release of the two women. he also expressed gratitude for biz that -- former president bill clinton goes to service. -- bill clinton's service. >>> judge sotomayor's confirmation moves closer. they describe her as a role model for women and minorities. a handful of republicans plan to vote to confirm the president's nominee. they say she is a well qualified jurist. >>> taking a break from his push for health-care reform, he traveled to an indiana county to talk stimulus spending. he presented the area with the nearly -- the president announced a $2.4 billion in grants to increase car manufacturing. >> all want the ca ofhe future and the technology to power them to be developed and employed right here in america. >> vice president joe biden was announcing 11 michigan manufacturers that will receive half of that $2.4 billion to build greener vehicles. >> thousands of people have taken advantage of the cash for clunkers program. we have more on what's dealerships are do
FOX News
Aug 4, 2009 9:00pm EDT
was very much and no player in helping barack obama get seed money for his 2004 u.s. seed raids -- he was very much a player in helping barack obama get seed money for his 2004 u.s. seat race. this was a good factor in helping obama when that 2004 u.s. senate race. >> thank you. >> -- to win in that 2004 u.s. senate race. just 30 years old, with the backing of his good friend barack obama, he ran for straight treasurer, a position that people in the downstate position of springfield had already slated to be filled. >> that rankled some of the party leaders. they were not looking for a democratic primary, but he got in, with a commercial with barack obama endorsing in, and his endorsement was crucial for him to win that primary. >> he is one of the most outstanding it young men that i could ever hope to meet. he is somejoey that cares deeply about people. he got that from his family. the really embody american dream. >> i think is fair to say that by using obama was a very big factor in him becoming the youngest state treasurer in the country at that point. sean: but during the campaig
WETA
Jul 31, 2009 8:00pm EDT
everything repolarized and you o back to when y were alking to barack obama, joining s campaign befo he waspresident, did he see this coming, is his what he was vng into o could yu have sn it coming? >> i don't thinkanybody could ve seen it coming th way. this was an extrordinary campaignnd the country ws galvanized an you know george w. bush was, you know, the force against whih people were reacting. and think that the psident, and alot of thepeople aroun him thought they wuld come in washington on a mndate for change, but alo because of what had happened the lat mont of the campaign, the collapse of the economy, that there would be a sense in washington of let'sroll up our sleeves and et something done together, that the ountry is in suchad shape we ought to workogether and that simy hasn't happened. you canlame everybody. th republicans can legitiately claim they've bee sht out on thingsby the democrats. the democrats ad te white house would argue the republicans have pshed -- they made a decisionearly on they're going to be th party of no. but we're bk into an environment that i t
NBC
Aug 12, 2009 6:00am EDT
plan by president obama. u.s. stocks dropping the most in the mud yesterday. jpmorgan chase had credit losses. losses led by legg mason. a new study says americans pay more for local phone service than in 29 other countries. americans have medium usage. prices may ease up. wireless rates are falling worldwide. at the new york stock this change, i am with bloomberg news reporting for wbal-tv. >> atv host is accused of trying to -- a tv host is accused of trying to kill people to boost ratings. he ordered the murders. he is accused of trafficking weapons and ammunition. 15 others have been arrested in connection with the conspiracy. >> a pennsylvania man has been convicted of getting too frisky with many miles at disney world. he grabbed the breast of the woman inside of the custom at the orlando theme park. in addition to a mental health evaluation and a written apology, he has been supervised to 180 set supervision and community service as well as thousands of dollars in court costs. >> another check on weather and traffic straight ahead. >> some classic television shows are being demo
WHUT
Aug 14, 2009 6:30pm EDT
health service as a move to the center of the controversy in the u.s. over barack obama'proposeds health-care reform be and the president tries to regain. his opponents are trying to cite the british model as the way not to do it. -- barack obama's proposed health-care reform. the president tries to recover. >> president barack obama and his family said it off for another town hall-style debate on health care, but as america has wrestled with how to solve the problems with its largely insurance-based system, public systems elsewhere have been coming under fire. >> what we need to do is come up with a uniquely united way of providing health care, so i am not in favor of a canadian system. i am not in favor of a british system. i am not in favor of a french system. >>çç some have been less diplomatic. >> your health care now has stopped. >> the strongest feature is of a government-run system, even though that is not really what has been proposed -- your health care has sucked. >> they keep saying to not to the health plan because it does not do anything. >> who says that? >> on the new
HLN
Aug 23, 2009 5:00pm EDT
of this year, that number will be 68,000, including 17,000 sent over by president obama. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is expected to give a report in about two weeks on whether more troops are needed. >>> the group in charge of investigating problems in afghanistan's presidential election says it has gotten more than 200 complaints. it says some of those allegations include ballot stuffing and intimidation of voters. since the election, local media and election observation groups have reported accounts of widespread irregularities and outright fraud. the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan says investigations into the complaints will take some time. >> independent electoral commission, they're waiting for the tallies to be counted from across the country. there's been charges of fraud. the electoral complaints commission is taking those on right now. we're really not going to know, john, for several more weeks exactly where we do stand in this process. we're not sure exactly what the level of voter turnout was. millions turned out to vote, but, of course, taliban intimidation, especially in
FOX News
Aug 21, 2009 4:00am EDT
, there was an election, president obama didn't hide his feelings about drilling offshore off u.s. territory and he won the election. that's the feeling. it seems to me that what you have here is an opportunity for the u.s., the export import bank, to put mon nigh into an investment that is likely to pay off and that's what they are doing. >> the bank spokesman said it is all about american jobs. if it's all about american jobs, the payoff for drilling offshore in america is a lot higher f you're subsidizing or underwriting drilling offshore in brazil, then you're completely undermining the reason to prohibit drilling offshore in the u.s. the reason obama opposes it and the reason the liberals oppose it is because of the environment, but by not drilling here, we simi end up with drilling elsewhere and it doesn't reduce pollution on the planet. it simply exports it into poorer countries where the safeguards are much less. for example, in nigeria where there are royalty spills an siphoning and explosions all the time. the net effect on the planet of drilling elsewhere instead of here is that there is mor
NBC
Aug 13, 2009 4:30am EDT
of president obama as the first u.s. african-american president are experiencing their most significant growth in 10 to 12 years. >>> according to this morning's "washington post," former vice president dick cheney is expressing disappointment with george w. bush as cheney reflects on his relationship in his memoirs. he said he felt bush had been moving away from him in his second term and even hardened against his advice. >>> in california, a great gain that rain is the world's tallest dog has lost his battle with brain cancer. gibson gained fame for his height, appearing on several shows, including "the tonight show." >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 9,361 after leaping 120 points on wednesday. the s&p nudged up 11. and the nasdaq gained 28 points. >>> taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo, the nikkei rose 82 points, while in hong kong, the hang seng soared 426 points. >>> the upbeat mood on wall street wednesday put the market's summer rally back on track. as we reported earlier, a positive take on the nation's ec
NBC
Aug 19, 2009 11:00pm EDT
against her. tom >> today the obama administration gave u.s. businesses on how to fight a possible swine flu outbreak this fall. the white house says now is the time to plan on how to accommodate workers who may be out with the virus. businesses should allow liberal leave for those who are sick. they say officials should have a contingency plan. some industries are already doing this. >> their critical employees have a backup cross training. telecommuting has been explored. >> the best advice is to keep your hands clean and stay home if you get sick. health officials here in maryland have begun clinical trials for the swine flu vaccine on children. at least 10% of children in the greater baltimore area will come down with the virus. our reporter has the details. >> a select group of kids were given the swine flu vaccine in a trial. all maryland children will be advised to do the same later this fall. all parents are being told to be vigilant. >> there are two sets of viruses that circulate around the u.s. the first one is the swine flu which no job has immunity to and many can catch it.
CBS
Aug 18, 2009 12:00pm EDT
and warned people to stay away from the polls. president obama says the u.s. has a deep interest in a peaceful, stable afghanistan, he's ordered u.s. forces to help secure polling places so that this week's elections can go forward. that may not be enough to calm some afghans. >> there is no security, this plan says, people are very scared, because the election is about to happen. the u.s. military and nato allies say they'll halt all the operations when the voting takes place. troops will be on stand by just in case they need to protect voters. at the white house, joel brown,wjz eyewitness news. >>> about 3 dozen candidates are in the presidential race, including president hamid karzai whose brother lives right here in baltimore, he's favored to win, but faces a stiff challenge from the country's former foreign minister. a new audit of the state highway administration has been covering some big problems. the report found there were lax controls on about 25 million dollars in materials and supplies. the audit criticized the agency's contract saying, there wasn't adequate document
WHUT
Aug 15, 2009 10:30am EDT
have said, that s president obama's fault for doing it that way. the clintons made the mistake of sending a 1200 page bill tot to congress. they got massacred. now he's getting hammered, obama, for doing that. >> first i said, oh, we need our here right here right now. when i look at what happened, those three house bills, those have to be reconciled, good luck on just that. then there's the senate bill. there comes a point where the members like children at the sandbox have at it that somebody has got to come in and say papa is here now. and guess what? if this doesn't get on the paper, none of you get nothing. so it may be of the options available to him, the clinton option or getting in too early, and for whatever that has cost him, and it has cost him, including his standing in the polls, that may have been only thing open to him. >> i think that's right. it's interesting with the amount of political capital that he's put in it but you can't have one key ingredient in here and that is speed. you can't say, i want to move a massive health care reform effort, i want to do it,
CBS
Aug 18, 2009 12:00pm EDT
the election and warned people to stay away from the polls. president obama says the u.s. has a deep interest in a peaceful, stable afghanistan. and ordered u.s. forces to secure polling places so this week's elections can go forward. >> that may not be enough to calm some afghans. there's no security. >> this man says -- people are scared because the election is about to happen. the u.s. million and allies say they will halt offensive operations when the voting actually takes place. troops will be on stand by just in case they need to protect voters. joel brown, cbs news, the white house. >>> the conflict over health care reform is causing a rift between the white house, aarp and some of its members. cbs news has learned that aarp has lost 60,000 members since july 1st. many say they are upset that aarp is backing the president's plan. but we found out that is not entirely true. >> there's been confusion as to whether aarp is supporting or endorsing the president's plan or not. which is it? >> aarp has not endorsed any plan at this point. >> a lot of members leaving aarp are going to the ame
FOX News
Aug 10, 2009 5:00pm EDT
time and the obama administration condoned it, make no mistake about t their silence speaks volumes. h.h.s. secretary, kathleen sebelius, endorsed by the seiu, a darling candidate for them, had a teleconference with seiu officials last week and those officials referred to peaceful americans demonstrating at those town halls as terrorists and she encouraged them to keep doing what they are doing. glenn: michelle, i have personally been targeted -- not a surprise. i am personally targeted by some of these czars, and that's fine. that's fine. i don't really care. i am going to lose every dime i have. i don't care. i know what the truth is. i'm not going to shut up. it amazing me. i saw a video. i don't know if i have the video but seiu has now come out -- and i got hassled on the tea parties because when the tea parties started, i said i think they're a mistake. i don't think it's time for it, et cetera. they started. i got bashed by the right saying things, and now look at what seiu has done. this is an seiu video where he calls -- the seiu puts up on the screen "glenn beck's tea baggers." w
PBS
Aug 10, 2009 6:00pm EDT
sanctions on the u.s., they're hoping obama administration will keep its word able to do something. both sides have reacted i think trying to -- way trying to fix this as soon as possible. >> reporter: andrew that kind of issue by american issues these things all lead to the question of the economic -- affected relation overall? >> symptomatic of what mexicans perceive to be a lack of fairness in dealings, a lack of appreciation for how much mexico changed in the last decade, to play by the american rules. ironically, mexico like a lot of other emerging markets in developing countries, they took medicine that was prescribed to them by the clinton years, by bob rubin and larry sommers and implemented very responsible policy and this year mexico suffering a result, many ways of financial contagion that emanated here in the united states that traveled from north to south as owe positivessed to in the '90s where you had the blow up in argentina and turkey and mexico. so, for mexican middle class people whose living standards are being severely hit, gdp in mexico last quarter fell 10%. now t
ABC
Aug 24, 2009 12:00pm EDT
, when he packed a suitcase bomb aboard pan am flight. the release has infuriated victims' families and u.s. officials who are now hinting president obama will not meet with the libyan leader muammar qaddafi when he visitshe u.s. next month. that is a revers of recent attempts to improve relations between those two nations. and president barack obama may be on vacation at martha's vineyard, but the health-care debate is raging on. abc news has learned of the secret service visited the kennedy compound yesterday for what could be a possible meeting with a long time health care reform advocate senator ted kennedy, who is suffering from brain cancer. meanwhile, independent senator joe lieberman says president obama should scale back on his health care push. >> i think it is a mistake to try to jam through the total health insurance reform. the public has a mixed mind about it. >> the democrats need lieberman said the 60 votes required to prevent a filibuster. aides say the president will come members of congress throughout the week to discuss health care reform. following >>> a weekend sales s
CNN
Aug 10, 2009 6:00am EDT
mexico is far from winning as drug cartels gain strength. president obama says the u.s. shares responsibility and provides the market for mexico's drugs and is the source of many of the drugs that have made the cartels so powerful. but the u.s. congress is holding off on sending $100 million in aid to help fight the drug battle until its reassured the mexican military is not involved in violating human rights. a senior administration official said mr. obama addressed this with mr. calderon emphasizing defeating the cartels would require the confidence of all countries affected. despite issues senior officials described the meeting between president obama and calderon as cordial, a warm, friendly discussion, something based on the relationship of eight months. today, john, they will be focusing all three leaders on climate change as well as energy. >> susan malveaux moderating the meetings in guadalajara. thanks. we'll see you soon. >>> mexico's drug violence has killed thousands of people. if you think that doesn't affect you, think again. later we'll take you live to the front
WETA
Aug 29, 2009 12:30am EDT
legac -- t.r.'s legy. folks li lyndon johnson and kennedy also fought hard. the he is th the obama adminiration will do that, and so far it looks good and looks encouraging. tavis: finally, i kw they have talk about this is soewhat, but when you refer to the theore roosevelt crusade for america, a great phrase, what you meaby that? >> he believed that if we did forest like a lo of europe, we would be in terrle trouble -- if we derest it like a lot of europe, that we would be i terrible trouble. he put aside vst millions upon millions oacreage of land, safe places, ranging om the grand canyon which was vot to be minedor zinc and asbestos, and ve crater lakend many laces in califora. could go on all day. he give us a great dip -- great gift the crusade was a darwian crusade in this sens the origin of species pot osevelt and his mindthat we had to take care of lesser creares, and he believed tat to lose an animal is like losing a masterpce of old. least have a billion passenger pigeons -- wused to hav a billion passenger pigeons f around. there's not a single one left. roosevelt, who
ABC
Aug 10, 2009 4:30am EDT
in mexico each month and cartels are spreading north into the u.s. president obama has said he backs mexican president calderon's fight against the drug war. >> we have responsibilities to reduce the trafficking of guns into the south that help strengthen these cartels. and the flows of money and money laundering. >> reporter: also on the agenda an unsettled economy induced trucking dispute. the spring president obama signed a bill which blocked mexican trucks in entering the country because of safety concerns. in return mexico impose the $2 billion on tariffs on u.s. goods. >> allowing the trucking into our country will diminish safety. >> reporter: this is mr. obama's second presidential trip to mexico. the two-day summit will wrap up this afternoon. jeremy? >> all right, emily schmidt in washington, thanks. >>> swine flu is a concern for the military. 51 troops have been diagnosed with it and another 71 are currently in isolation suspected of having the virus. >>> a deadly typhoon slammed into japan's west coast killing at least a dozen. a different storm battered taiwan yesterday. floodw
FOX News
Aug 16, 2009 10:00am EDT
compete with that. >> jamie: and president obama went ton s to say his administration is not proposing a government takeover of health care. instead, the president says they are working on a series of proposals to address issues like competition and has -- and zach has issues with the president's answer and wield talk with him live in the next hour. >> rick: looking forward to that, a doctor and his congressman drew attention in a challenge over health reform and now there is a rematch and it is getting attention and this time, david scott, congressman and dr. brian hill, side by side as they debated health care reform, yesterday, at a high school in jonesboro. and just over two weeks ago, the congressman became youtube fodder when he lost his temper with the doctor and shouted downhill when the urologist questioned the current bills under consideration and dr. hill got his own microphone this time. >> congressman scott, first, you talk about the public option, right and we talk about how it is will bring down health care costs and give people access and we have models that we have loo
ABC
Aug 10, 2009 6:30am EDT
to the u.s. president obama says he backs the mexican president's fight against the drug war. >> we have responsibilities to reduce the trafficking of guns into the south, that help strengthen these cartels. and the flows of money and money laundering. >> reporter: also on the agenda, an unsettled economy-induced trucking dispute. this spring president obama signed a bill which blocked mexican trucks from entering the country because of safety concerns. in return mexico imposed more than $2 billion of tariffs on u.s. goods. >> allowing mexican long haul trucking into our country is going to diminish safety on the highways. >> reporter: the trip marks mr. obama's second presidential visit to mexico. the two-day summit wraps up this afternoon. emily schmidt, abc news, washington. >>> here's something you may not know. your dog is actually -- knows a lot. in fact your dog is probably as smart as your child. according to a canine iq test even the average dog has the mental abilities of a 2-year-old. that is found in a language development test revealing dogs can learn 165 words including si
FOX News
Aug 23, 2009 3:00am EDT
obama's weekend plans. there's a hurricane there. it is not expected to make u.s. landfall, however the state of massachusetts will get pummeled us win from the urge our 85 mph. president obama will push his original schedule back by about four hours, we're told, to give the storm time to move back out into sea. iraqi prison in kentucky out of control and complaints. at the northpoint training center present last night this was the same. the violence apparently started when prisoners set fires in trash containers. the flames spread quickly seriously damaging six buildings. police in riot gear had to rush in and rush the prisoners about two hours later firing tear gas. several guards and inmates suffered minor injuries. kentucky's governor is praising the guards and police. no word as to why the riot started though we were told the prison was on lockdown after tuesday on two inmates were insulted by other inmates. >> to california where please discovered a young woman's body in a hotel room not far from disneyland. he said the 24-year-old victim was murdered or did there not looking
WHUT
Aug 31, 2009 8:30am EDT
and 40's. the great act of heroism when he endorsed barack obama made such a big difference, basically taking the baton of camelot and handing it to barack obama, doing it in conjunction with caroline kennedy. dramatic moment. i know that president obama will sorely missed ted kennedy, not because he was just a health care warrior, but he always gave the senator and now president obama unvarnished advice. since chappaquiddick, he was not trying to run for president, he was tried to help the american people in many ways as act of redemption for his ethical lapses in life. he worked triple hard to try to make up for a, and the net effect is stunning. bill after bill, law after law, ted kennedy stamp is on it. tavis: to your point about ethical lapses, it seems to me that he was trying to balance his personal failings, shortcomings -- and we all have them -- it seems to me that he and the public space was trying to balance his personal feelings and shortcomings with his professional work. how you think history will regard how he navigated that? >> it is a great lesson for all of u that wh
WETA
Aug 14, 2009 6:00pm EDT
toou. britn's national health seice as a move to the cente of the controvsy in the u.s. over barack obama'oposeds health-careeform be and the president tries to regain. his opponentare tryg tcite the brish model as theay not to do it -- barack obama's proposed health-care reform. the president tries to recover. >> president barack obama and hifamily said it off for another town hl-style debate on heth care,but as america has wrestled with how to solve theroblems with its largely insurance-based system, public systs elsewre have been comg under fire. what we need to do is comep with a iquely united way of providg health care, s i am not in favor of a canadian system. i am n in favor of a british syste. i am n in favor of a french system. >>çç some have been les diplomatic. >> your heth care now has stoppe >>the strongest featu is of a government-runystem, even ough that is not rely what has en proposed -- your health care has sucked. >> thekeep saying to not to the health plan because it does not do anything. >> who says that? >> o the news. >> ome have been feeding the frenzy fo
WETA
Aug 20, 2009 6:00pm EDT
decision. iave to try to bear th with a degree equi." during it interview with a u.s. station,preside obama warned libya not to give al-megrahi a her's welcome. >> we ha been in contact with the scottish goverent, ndicating that we objected to this, and we thought it waa miske. we are now in contact with the libyan gornment, and we want to make sure thaif, in fact, this transfer h taken place that he is not welcome to back in some way but, instead, should be under hoe arrest. >> al-megrahi was convict in 2001 of carrying out the bombin of pan am 103. the evidence ce from a suitcase which had a bomb in a radio cassette player. closing found in the same cse where atacted back to a shop inalta. the shop owner identified al- megri as the man whmade the purchase but what d not com out in the trial is tt he had seen a picture of the libn in a magazi article about t bombing. manyritish relatives are pleased al-megrahi is going home but are now worried themay never know theruth. >> areappy forim for his sa. t there is concern. we just ho that it would have allowed to be appled to cont
PBS
Aug 14, 2009 5:30pm EDT
. >> at britain's national health service has moved to the center of a controversy in the u.s. over barack obama's proposed health-care reform. the president tries to gain momentum with a campaign through four american states. the british prime minister and his wife has put on a campaign to defend the nhs. >> she is denied access to treatment for cervical cancer. her mother suffered after renal cancer became terminal. >> a hard-hitting campaign in the states but it is not there system that they're criticizing but ours. these are sponsored by right wing opposition groups. this woman was misled into taking part. she thought that it was impartial. >> your health-care stocks. >> don't you have to wait six weeks? >> how is this going to help us when people in canada and great britain tell us that the health plan does not do anything. >> stephen hawking had to give a brief history of the health service refusing allegations that it left him to die. this is a well founded a political football. -- well pounded political football. thousands of people have signed up for a blog in that concentrates on the g
ABC
Aug 10, 2009 5:00am EDT
to the u.s. president obama has said he backs mexican president calderon's fight against the drug war. >> we have responsibilities to reduce the trafficking of guns into the south that help strengthen these cartels. and the flows of money, and money laundering. >> also on the agenda, an unsettled economy-induced trucking fee. this spring, president obama signed a bill which blocks mexican trucks from entering the country. in return, mexico imposed more than $2 billion of tariffs on u.s. goods. >> allowing mexican long haul trucking into our country is going to diminish safety on our highways. >> the trip marks mr. obama's second presidential visit to mexico. two-day summit wraps up this afternoon. emily schmidt, abc news, washington. >> and there's lots more still to come the second hour of "good morning washington." >> and coming up, don't we just love this story? the benefits of a nap. if you just woke up but you already want to go back to bed, we have this report. you don't want to miss it. >> and more metro safety issues , and the question, who's keeping an eye on them? i'm matt b
ABC
Aug 12, 2009 12:00pm EDT
's tonight. >>> president obama wolcott the newest supreme court justice to the white house today. justice sonia sotomayor is the first hispanic to sit on the nation's highest court. the reception was packed with family and friends as well as members of congress. >>> ben cardin will hold a town hall in hagerstown today and security will be tight. this is in casehi twos ul this a repeat omof nday's meeting. the public is reeling across the country against the health care overhaul. >> you do not trust me? >> no. >> the debate has turned into a screaming match. yesterday in new hampshire, obama tried to clear up the perceptions about the health care bills making their way through congress. >> for all the chatter and the noise, you need to know if you do not have health care insurance, you will have high- quality options. >> this man showed up with a semiautomatic pistol legally. police found an unlicensed gun in another vehicle. at meetings across the country, politicians are to meet face-to- face with angry voters on all sides of the issue. >> to use this issue and use that opportun
WHUT
Aug 20, 2009 6:30pm EDT
." during it interview with a u.s. station, president obama warned libya not to give al-megrahi a hero's welcome. >> we have been in contact with the scottish government, indicating that we objected to this, and we thought it was a mistake. we are now in contact with the libyan government, and we want to make sure that if, in fact, this transfer has taken place that he is not welcome to back in some way but, instead, should be under house arrest. >> al-megrahi was convicted in 2001 of carrying out the bombing of pan am 103. the evidence came from a suitcase which had a bomb in a radio cassette player. closing found in the same case where attracted back to a shop in malta. the shop owner identified al- megrahi as the man who made the purchases, but what did not come out in the trial is that he had seen a picture of the libyan in a magazine article about the bombing. many british relatives are pleased al-megrahi is going home but are now worried they may never know the truth. >> we are happy for him for his sake. but there is concern. we just hope that it would have allowed to be appeale
WHUT
Aug 26, 2009 7:00am EDT
" today from bbc. president obama said the death of u.s. senator edward kennedy is the end of an important chapter in our history. more on that story now. a short time ago, former u.s. president jimmy carter give his reaction to the news of senator edward kennedy's death. >> like all americans, we are distressed at the death of a great man. i knew ted kennedy very well. in 1980, he ran against me for the democratic nomination when i was president. i was lucky enough to prevail. among all the members of our u.s. senate and the congress of the united states, he has been preeminent. he has been staunch, honest, open, and very able to express his views to the american people. my own hope is that his deep commitment to comprehensive health plan in our country will be honored by his contemporaries. we have expressed our condolences and prayers to the family. i do not think there's anybody that serves in the u.s. commerce now that could possibly be missed by the american people as much as senator edward kennedy. >> the third longest serving senator ever. how did he change the american? ? >> altho
MSNBC
Aug 11, 2009 9:00pm EDT
obama wasn't born in the u.s. or they're not sure if he was, is 46%. 46% of north carolina voters think obama might be secretly foreign, and he, therefore, might not really be president. among republicans in north carolina, it's worse. the percentage of republican voters in north carolina who say barack obama was not born in the u.s. or they're not sure, 76%. more than three-quarters of north carolina republicans think obama might not really be president. more than three-quarters, more than three-quarters, more than three-quarters of them. but here's the additional detail that might make your raised eyebrows turn into a furrowed brow. this huge majority of north carolina republicans say either obama wasn't born in the u.s. or they're not sure, right. the president, of course, was born in hawaii. well, whoever the genius is that put this poll together, i salute you because i never would have thought to ask this as the followup question -- by the way, do you believe that hawaii is part of the united states? they asked that question. and fully 12% of north carolina self-identified conserva
ABC
Aug 6, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. unarmed drones, the weapon of choice, have been closing in on him for weeks and, today, u.s. and pakistani officials are saying they think mehsud has finally been killed by one of those strikes. martha raddatz is in washington tonight. good evening. >>> senior officials tell abc news president obama was detailed today on why the u.s. believes there are strong indication said butullea mehsud is dead. his back is to the camera in this rare video of him. he's enemy number one in pakistan, believed to be behind some of the most spectacular attacks in that country, including the assassination of benazir bhutto. u.s. officials consider him a grave threat as well. the nexus of all terror groups in pakistan. the u.s. and pakistan have been trying to track mehsud for months. nine of the last ten cia drone strikes have been aimed add his network, but u.s. and pakistani officials believe a strike in south waziristan yesterday likely killed him. omps saying there's a 95% chance he's among the dead. u.s. officials had visual and other indicators it was mehsud. pakistanis are trying to collect physical
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